눉Food isn't Lugano's strong point unless you're mega rich. Prices are ridiculous for the quality. Having said that a place round the corner, Primo Piatti, I think, was excellent, very friendly and great food.
눇Good sized room, spotlessly clean, good bed, very helpful staff. The hotel is convenient for the Lugano Paradiso train station which a lot of services stop at, unfortunately you cannot buy tickets to destinations in Italy from the ticket machines at that station, but you could get ahead of time and get your train there, for Como or Milan. Also next to San Salvatore peak, well worth a trip! Walking to centre took 15-20 mins. Gandria about two hours. If you intend to walk all the way up to Mte Boglia, allow 5-6 hours up, and 3 down. We cheated, took funicular, still took 2.5 hours from there to top.